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    Posted 8 years ago

    swanport
    (2 items)

    These chairs were made in the chair factory in Fryeburg, Maine, which burned down in 1903. The characteristic grooves on the top of the runners and the embossed leather seat identify the "Mother's" rocker. The child's chairs are identical excepting that one has runners. They have both leather seats and backs as well as brass caps on the stiles. All are made of oak and have original parts. These chairs have remained in the same family since their purchase in approximately 1890. The rhythmic "creak" of an old rocker and the comfort of the large, round seat and wide arms has made this the perfect setting for feeding & soothing babies! I am a fourth generation owner and the fifth & sixth generations are in line to inherit.

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    Comments

    1. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 8 years ago
      Seen the round one at a shop in NH years ago ..wanted to buy it.. but they wernt willing to
      come down on the price ...
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Try finding that quality of craftsmanship today! Beautiful pieces. Thanks for posting them.
    3. dmajkrzak, 2 years ago
      Hi. I have an identical rocking chair and have always wondered where it came from!
      How did you identify as coming from Fryeburg ?
      Thanks.
    4. swanport swanport, 2 years ago
      I knew because it has been in my family since purchased around 1890-1892. I have 5 generations of family pictures sitting in the little chairs. How did you acquire yours and where are you located now? I still have family in Fryeburg but live in N.C.
    5. dmajkrzak, 2 years ago
      Hi. Thanks for responding .What a great story. I live in Milwaukee WI and bought it at an antique store about 20 years ago.
      I've never seen a chair like it.

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